15 Painting Techniques for Furniture


Looking for painting techniques how-to’s for repainting furniture?  Here are some conventional and unconventional ways to refinish furniture in your home for new and trendy decor.  Try these ideas to accent your home and give new life to your tables, side table, night stands, dressers, and console tables.

You’ll be inspired by these tutorials for refinishing furniture with chalk paint, spray paint, distressing, weathering and even faux painting. These tutorials will take your old furniture from drab to fab!

15 Painting Techniques for Furniture on Tip Junkie

We’ve taken away all the guess work on painting furniture with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to makeover furniture Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over over 100 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Painting Techniques

How to age furniture with paint


1.  How to Age Furniture with Paint ~ Give an old piece of furniture a new life, or rather, give old life to a new one. Check out what some paint can do! Learn how to age furniture with paint instead of wax or glaze.

How to Create a Whitewash Finish

2.  How to Create a Whitewash Finish ~ This is an excellent tutorial on how to whitewash furniture. Tips and recommended products to use are included!

Nightstand Chalk Paint Tutorial

3.  Nightstand Chalk Paint Tutorial ~ From an old night stand to custom night stand that wins with this chalk paint DIY!  Every room needs a a statement piece!

How to Spray Paint Furniture

4.  How to Spray Paint Furniture ~ The pros to spray paint is that there is hardly any clean up, it will stick to nearly anything, and the dry time is much faster than latex paint.

Distress Paint with Vinegar

5.  Distress Paint with Vinegar ~ Learn how to create the perfect distressed look from this vinegar and rag technique.

How to Distress Paint with Vaseline

6.  How to Distress Paint with Vaseline ~ Save time with this quick vaseline tip for distressing.  Anywhere you rub vaseline on the wood the paint won’t adhere to the wood.

DIY Weathered Table Finish

7. DIY Weathered Table Finish ~ Creating a weathered look to furniture adds warmth and character to a piece.  Learn how to use paint and stain to create your own weathered look.

How to Paint Over Laminate

8. How to Paint Over Laminate ~ Can you successfully paint laminate furniture? Oh yes you can! Here’s a tutorial showing you how.

Repainting Furniture

How to Paint Furniture Without Brush Stokes

9. How to Paint Furniture Without Brush Stokes ~ Do you have an old or worn piece of furniture that could use a little facelift? Why not apply a coat of paint to make it good as new!? This post has several great tips on how to avoid brush strokes during the painting process!

Furniture Makeover: Trophy Sideboard

10.  Furniture Makeover: Trophy Sideboard ~ The power of paint is inspiring. See how this drab sideboard is turned into a beautiful focal point using stain and paint!  Aren’t the chevron stripes amazing?!

Anthropologie Inspired Dresser

11.  Anthropologie Inspired Dresser ~ An old dresser is jazzed up “Anthropologie style” with some chalk paint, brown paint, texture spray and gold gilding.

Textured Panel Dresser Makeover

12. Textured Panel Dresser Makeover ~ Check out this inexpensive dresser upgrade! From a plain Ikea chest of drawers to a stylish statement piece! Learn how to create one for your space with this great tutorial!

13. How to Stencil Furniture ~ A simple tutorial on how to stencil furniture. It’s easy to use one stencil and two or more colors to achieve depth in your stencil project.

Faux Painting

Faux Carrara Marble Painting Technique

14. Faux Carrara Marble Painting Technique ~ An easy, no special tools or skills needed tutorial on how to paint your old, outdated furniture tops to look like brand new shiny carrara marble!

Faux Verdigris Finish

15. Faux Verdigris Finish ~ Faux finishes are really popular right now with furniture. Use this easy faux verdigris finish tutorial to turn your trash into a beautiful treasure.

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More DIY Furniture Tutorials:

14 Lovely Side Table Makeovers14 Lovely Side Table Makeovers

11 How to Make a Table DIY Designs11 How to Make a Table DIY Designs

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17 Out-of-the-Box Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Home
17 Out-of-the-Box Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Home

17 Out-of-the-Box Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Home ~ Chalkboard paint is a fun trend in home decor that will get the whole family excited. Check out these creative ways to use chalkboard paint to make your home or office space fun and artsy. These DIY chalkboard projects turn items you already have into a beautiful new canvas each day.

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